Posts tagged "John Danks"

Every Game! An April To Remember

Every Game! An April To Remember
The old saw about sporting seasons is that it can’t be won at the beginning, but it can be lost.  On it’s face, that seems true.  In the case of baseball a good spring is often met with shrugs and talk of the long summer ahead.  I have to say, however, after so many slow... Read more »

White Sox Player Previews: John Danks

White Sox Player Previews:  John Danks
In 2011 the White Sox made quite a commitment to John Danks, giving him a five year contract worth $65 M.  He subsequently went down with an injury in 2012 and he looked like a mere shadow of the pitcher in 2010 that inspired such confidence.  So far the return on the investment has not... Read more »

The Chicago White Sox Pitching Woes (Among Other Things.)

The Chicago White Sox Pitching Woes (Among Other Things.)
What if a pitcher’s elbow explodes during a game and no one notices, did it really happen? In the hubbub surrounding Derrick Rose and his return, or lack thereof, from injury, the Blackhawks on a great run while keeping us from young woman making ribald jokes and Tom Ricketts growing something resembling a spine, Gavin... Read more »
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Your 2013 White Sox: John Danks (Preview #14)

Your 2013 White Sox: John Danks  (Preview #14)
What was Kenny Williams thinking?  John Danks is a decent enough pitcher and at 26 a contract extension until he was 31 isn’t the craziest thing Kenny had ever done.  However, with his signing bonus and other factors worked in, Baseball Prospectus has Danks making $15.75M this year and 2013-2016 making $14.25M, at least as... Read more »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Gavin Floyd (Preview #13)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Gavin Floyd (Preview #13)
I wrote a blog a few years ago about a game that Gavin Floyd threw against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Zach Duke was the opposing pitcher.  It was a masterful game, a pitchers duel on an otherwise non-descript June night.  That is the Gavin Floyd I not only want to remember, but want to see in... Read more »